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THE MYTH OF DYING

The Psychedelic Ensemble

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3.68 | 70 ratings | 4 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

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1. Canto I: Incident at Charing Cross Road (0:45)
2. Canto II: Transcendence (9:26)
3. Canto III: The Visions of Eternity (9:11)
4. Canto IV: Beyond the Light (4:44)
5. Canto V: The Devil's Proffer (6:29)
6. Canto VI: The Devil's Lament (6:59)
7. Canto VII: The Realm of the Skeptics (6:10)
8. Canto VIII: The Mysterium of the Divine (2:55)
9. Canto IX: The Truth of Eternity (12:28)

Total Time 58:35

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Release date: August 2010
Currently unsigned
9 tracks

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THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE The Myth of Dying ratings distribution


3.68
(70 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
31%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
36%
Good, but non-essential (19%)
19%
Collectors/fans only (7%)
7%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars US-based project THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE entered the world of progressive rock in 2009 with the concept album "The Art of Madness", a likeable production in the Pink Floyd vein that was well received by the progressive community at large. "The Myth of Dying" is the second venture by this composer and multi-instrumentalist who prefers to stay anonymous so that his musical endeavours can be enjoyed on their own without being associated with a person who may or may not be well known.

While initially perhaps appearing to be slightly too chaotic and quirky, "The Myth of Dying" soon proves to be a splendid production of the symphonic art rock variety, with numerous details to savor and plenty of intricate compositional features to enjoy. All of these are placed within a brilliantly produced single composition that spans the entire album. Beautiful cover art, extensive liner notes and a high quality booklet are treats for those who prefer to buy a physical CD. And while the latter isn't needed to be able to enjoy this splendid creation, they will enhance the overall experience. A few very minor details aside, this is a brilliant production and obviously highly recommended.

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Review by Warthur
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2 stars I dunno, guys, I really don't know. When the mystery of precisely who is behind The Psychedelic Ensemble is more interesting than their actual music you know there's got to be something wrong. With reasonable but not exceptional production values and a vague concept about dying (as though we don't already have enough concept albums about wild near-death experiences or post-mortem journeys), The Myth of Dying presents a sound rooted in rather pretty and accessible space rock reminiscent of what would happen if post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd got into a collaboration with Mercury Rev.

The problem I have with it is that I can't really get a handle on the atmosphere it's going for - if, indeed, it's going for one at all. It's too laid back to go for a bombastic Floydian rock out, but too busy to be a relaxing New Age soundscape trip, and flirts just enough with both of those styles that I keep expecting it to definitively plump for one or the other but it never does. I just don't get the appeal here.

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5 stars Superb. To my ears The Psychedelic Ensemble´s second studio album is one of the most fresh sounding and profound releases of 2010 both thematically and musically. This synthesizer-heavy neo-prog frenzy, written mainly in minor key and played with heaps of distinctive synth effects and odd time s ... (read more)

Report this review (#358647) | Posted by Oliverum | Monday, December 20, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Well, here is an interesting piece of album. First listen to this album got me going for real, the start of the album is a modern Yes progressive rock wich is really good. Next two songs we have ELP territory all over just to move over to song nr 4 wich plays Gentle giant like no band has done s ... (read more)

Report this review (#345039) | Posted by Andis | Monday, December 06, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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